1840

Rulers:

• Charles XIV John, King of Sweden and Norway (1818-1844)

• Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States (1837-1841)

• Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)

Births:

• Abercromby, Julia (1840-1915)

Bracquemond, Marie (1840-1916)

• Maître, Edmond (1840-1898)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917)

• Zola, Émile (1840-1902)

Literature:

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Master Humphrey’s Clock (1840-1841)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): Sketches of Young Couples (1840)

• Dickens, Charles (1812-1870): The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841)

Art:

• Corot, Camille (1796-1875): Florence. Vue prise des jardins Boboli (1835-40)

• Corot, Camille (1796-1875): Monte Pincio, Rome (1840-1850)

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